Cult Cinema: Take Home Final

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Coming into this course I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It was simply the description of Dr. Bernard’s syllabus that held me interested and wanting to learn more. I was never a big movie follower, so I thought it would be interesting to see some of the films that do hold enormous fan based festivals and conventions. Throughout the past several weeks I have not only experience many films that I have not seen before, but I also gained the knowledge of the meaning behind what a cult film is. In the first few weeks we went over the concept of “cult” and how it is usually done in sets of different types of rituals. The likings and awareness of and for these cult films are relatively small in size due to it’s opposition to mainstream. Cult films have many different spins and twists to them, therefore they come with special followings and groups. Cult movies first began getting big when they began playing through midnight movies. Midnight movies were done in small theaters showing old favorite and avant-garde films. After realizing what good audience the midnight shows were...

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